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Selma Blair and GUIDE BEAUTY Partner to Advance a Culture of Inclusion in Beauty

GUIDE Beauty

GUIDE Beauty, a collection of makeup tools and products that has reimagined the way we apply makeup, is thrilled to announce Selma Blair as their Chief Creative Officer. Internationally acclaimed actress, author, advocate, and style and beauty icon, Blair will join GUIDE as a partner and take a leadership role in product and brand development for the multi-award-winning company. Combining forces with GUIDE’s Founder Terri Bryant, Blair will help the brand to accelerate its mission to expand inclusivity in the world of beauty through thoughtful, universally-designed products for everyone. "We are proud to welcome Selma to the family," says Bryant, Founder of GUIDE Beauty. "Her devotion to creative expression and advocacy for all people fits perfectly with GUIDE Beauty’s mission and practice of Universal Design - when we design with all people in mind, we create the best products for everyone. From the novice to somebody who has challenges with movement or strength and even the professional makeup artist on set, GUIDE’s products enhance the lives of makeup users everywhere.” In the prime of her career as a makeup artist and beauty educator, Bryant started to notice stiffness in her shoulder and a loss of dexterity in her hands. Makeup artistry that had been second nature was becoming a real struggle due to the inaccessibility of products that suited her needs. She was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Empowered by knowledge and a life-long love of makeup, she partnered with human factors designers and clean chemists to create a better and easier way and a new, more inclusive approach for the beauty industry with products designed for the broadest universe of makeup users. “As a professional makeup artist, I felt a natural ability that most of my friends, family, and clients did not share,” continues Bryant. “When that ability shifted due to the onset of Parkinson's Disease it became so clear that my needs, like so many, had not been considered in the design and development of the products I had always used, so I decided it was time to create them." “When I first held the GUIDE Wand, I immediately felt more confident than I ever had with a traditional pencil liner and found myself looking forward to doing my own makeup for the first time in a long time,” says Blair, who revealed her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2018. “Upon meeting Terri, we bonded instantly over our mutual love of makeup and its ability to transform a face and a day. I’m thrilled to join her and GUIDE to create and advocate for a more inclusive world of beauty.” GUIDE Beauty today also introduces its new makeup brush collection utilizing its patented GUIDE Ring to steady the hand and make application smooth and easy as well as its first eyeshadow palette that has been designed with Blair to showcase beautiful, easy-to-wear neutrals for everyday or a special red-carpet moment. In addition to the new launches, GUIDE’s debut collection, which launched in early 2020 and revolutionized ability-inclusivity in beauty, includes Lash Wrap Mascara and Brow Moment Brow Gel, both featuring the GUIDE Ring, and the award-winning GUIDE Eyeliner Duo. The Eyeliner Duo has become the hero SKU among customers, influencers, and media, receiving Allure ’ s Best of Beauty Breakthrough, ELLE ’ s Future of Beauty, O, The Oprah Magazine ’ s O-Ward, and Essence ’ s Best in Black Beauty, among other prestigious awards. The GUIDE Wand eyeliner applicator is celebrated for its unique, forward-thinking, ergonomically and universally-designed shape paired with the GUIDE Line pressed-cream eyeliner to make looks like tightlining, waterline application, and even winged liner a cinch. All GUIDE Beauty formulas are cruelty-free, 100% vegan, and formulated without known toxins or harsh ingredients. Blair, Bryant, and the GUIDE Beauty team are currently developing additional universally-designed makeup products to improve the lives of makeup users and are committed to advocating for inclusive and empowering beauty for all. For more information, please visit www.guidebeauty.com and @guidebeautycosmetics on social media platforms. About GUIDE BEAUTY GUIDE BEAUTY is a collection of makeup tools and products that has reimagined the way we apply makeup. Achieve a new level of skill and confidence with makeup that literally GUIDES your hand to better application. In the prime of her career as a makeup artist and beauty educator, GUIDE Beauty founder Terri Bryant started to notice stiffness in her shoulder and a loss of dexterity in her hands. Makeup artistry that had been second nature was becoming a real struggle due to the inaccessibility of products that suited her needs. She was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Empowered by knowledge and a life-long love of makeup, Terri partnered with human factors designers and clean chemists to create a better and easier way and a new, more inclusive approach for the industry. The result is an award-winning and patented collection of truly innovative and unique makeup tools and clean, vegan formulations that debuted in early 2020 and revolutionized ability-inclusivity in beauty. The addition of Selma Blair as Chief Creative Officer, who revealed her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018, will allow the company to accelerate its product development and mission to make beauty better and easier for all. GUIDE’s new makeup brush collection, which launched in the summer of 2022, features its patented GUIDE Ring to steady the hand and make application smooth and easy as well as its first eyeshadow palette that was designed with Blair. GUIDE Beauty offers a truly fresh approach to makeup that puts artistry into your hands and creates empowering beauty for all. Contact Details Elyse Koenig: Beauty & Wellness Consulting Brittany Marshak +1 516-906-9063 Brittany@elysekoenig.com Company Website https://www.guidebeauty.com

June 09, 2022 09:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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DEH ABROAD VILLAGE & CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (C.A.R.A.) LAUNCH 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT WEEK JUNE 12 – 18, 2022

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association, (C.A.R.A.) wants you to savor a mouth-watering fusion of Caribbean cuisine for prices that will make even Scrooge McDuck rejoice! The USA is home to more than 523 Caribbean restaurants. From Florida to New York to California, Deh Abroad Village & C.A.R.A. invite you to bring your appetite to the 2022 National Caribbean American Restaurant Week! Pull up a chair and open your top pants button, we won’t judge! Smoky nutmeg infused jerk chicken will grace your nose as you are courted by oxtail so tender, it’s falling off the bones! Inhale the sweet aroma of fried plantains fresh off the skillet! Feel the cool refreshing sensation of fresh coconut water washing down your throat as you slip away onto the islands with the most soothing island beats! All of this can be your experience from June 12-18, 2022, at this second staging of Restaurant week! Head over to www.caribbeanrestaurantweek.us and browse through hundreds of your favorite Caribbean restaurants in the US. After finding a restaurant in your state, you can enjoy MULTI-COURSE Chef Specials for the low price of $19.99. Yes, that’s right! Appetizers, entrees and more for just $19.99 on our Prix Fixe menus at participating restaurants. Feeling for something lighter? No problem! For just $7.00, you can access the takeout menus for our partner restaurants! Dine in, get takeout or have it delivered right to your doorstep- either way, you save BIG at your favorite local spot – or use the opportunity to explore new Caribbean restaurants near you! New York City Mayor – Eric Adams "As the Mayor of New York City which has the largest population of Caribbean American Restaurant in the US I am proud to add my voice of support to the 2nd annual Caribbean American Restaurant Week. The Covid-19 pandemic financially hurt many restaurants in NYC but by Supporting Caribbean American Restaurant Week this is a step towards helping them recover. I want to thank Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for their hard work in organizing and producing restaurant week for the benefit of these restaurants in New York City." NYC Department of Small Business Services – Commissioner Kevin D. Kim "SBS is proud to support National Caribbean Restaurant Week through our Avenue NYC grant, as we celebrate both Immigrant and Caribbean Heritage this month," said Kevin D. Kim, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. "Mayor Adams is committed to investing in our city's immigrant-owned small businesses, which make up nearly half of New York City's small businesses across the five boroughs. This event is the perfect way to showcase the diversity and amazing flavors that the Caribbean community brings to the City." NYC Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams “As a proud Caribbean-American, a first-generation New Yorker, I’m excited for Caribbean American Restaurant Week, and grateful to Deh Abroad and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for spearheading this event,” said Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams. “The pandemic hurt so many restaurants across the city, so I’m grateful for this opportunity to support some of my favorites and potentially introduce some New Yorkers to new dishes. The diversity of cultures that the Caribbean represents — from the people to the cuisine to the traditions — is as rich as it has been influential to our city, and I look forward to celebrating Caribbean-American heritage at restaurants this week and throughout the city all month.” Co-Founder of Deh Abroad Village – Dominic J. Christopher “I have seen the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on business owners, especially minority businesses in the food industry. This Restaurant Week is special for me because it gives our community the opportunity to come back stronger and spread our culture to people who will absolutely fall in love with our food! Deh Abroad Village is thrilled to be part of this initiative to help build back our businesses stronger than ever!” says Dominic Christopher, Co-Founder of Deh Abroad Village. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “The great diversity of cultures found in Queens allows our residents and visitors to enjoy a wide variety of delicious foods that come to us from around the world,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “Our borough’s Caribbean restaurants are our key contributors to this vibrant culinary scene, and National Caribbean American Restaurant Week is a great time for all of us to enjoy what these fine establishments have to offer. I encourage everyone to patronize these great restaurants during National Caribbean American Restaurant Week and throughout the year.” Congresswoman Yvette Clarke “Every year, I look forward to the world-renowned Caribbean cuisine that will be highlighted during The Caribbean American Restaurant Association’s Caribbean Restaurant Week. Not only will there be a myriad of delicious food to choose from, but this is also an opportunity to highlight small Caribbean-owned businesses and support their economic recovery from the devastating impacts of Covid-19,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09). As a Jamaican-American woman, I take great pride in my heritage and understand the illustrious legacy of how Black and Caribbean culture contributed and continues to contribute to this country’s culinary identity. Our people took scraps and the undesired, and created delicacies. We created art from ugly and cultivated nourishment from deprivation. That is why weeks like this are so important; we must not only support our Caribbean restaurants but also preserve the rich cultural legacy that is our food. Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month, and Happy Caribbean Restaurant Week. Be sure to save me a plate!” Deh Abroad Village and C.A.R.A. are partnering on this event with Sesame Flyers International, The Caribbean Depot, and with the support of the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Connect with us to learn more about Restaurant Week or to keep up with us for future promotions via: @linkcaranow and @dehabroad on Facebook and Instagram. Restaurant owners wishing to join in the festivities are encouraged to head over to www.dehabroad.org to register their businesses. Offers are only redeemable for diners at registered restaurants. Conditions apply! Deh Abroad Deh Abroad Village is a registered 501(c)3 offering a free online interactive database for the Caribbean diaspora in the US. It is the only minority-owned and operated Caribbean-focused platform ( www.dehabroad.org ) for individuals, businesses, and organizations. Deh Abroad Village is currently working with the City of New York and local elected officials on several commercial revitalization and business support and development projects in Caribbean neighborhoods in New York City. Dominic Christopher and Antonio Buddington co-founded Deh Abroad Village in 2018 out of a passion for giving back to their own community by empowering business leaders. In 2021, for his efforts with Deh Abroad, Co-Founder Dominic received Citation from current New York City Mayor and former Borough President of Brooklyn Eric Adams, and the Strategic Business Award in Technology Services at the Young, Gifted and Black Award Ceremony held in New York City. CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION ( C.A.R.A) C.A.R.A ( www.linkcaranow.org ) is a trusted community organization whose goals are aimed at advocating on behalf of Caribbean hospitality and nightlife businesses to reverse government policies that disproportionately impact small Caribbean restaurant and hospitality businesses. C.A.R.A seeks to transform the Caribbean American restaurant and hospitality industry through business structuring, information sharing, programs that educate business owners on financial management and planning, and technology upgrades. We are the ONLY citywide Caribbean-American organization that has an online interactive business platform. This makes information easily accessible, where members and participants can view and share information that affect their business. Serving the Caribbean-American restaurant and nightlife businesses in NYC is what we do. Contact Information Annarrisa Nathoo The Caribbean American Restaurant Association Annarrisa.nathoo@linkcaranow.org 212-641-0482 Contact Details Deh Abroad Village Dominic Christopher +1 877-334-2276 dchristopher@dehabroad.org Company Website https://www.dehabroad.com/

June 09, 2022 09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Survey Shows the Next Generation Embraces Remote Work for College to Career Transition

Velocity Global

Seven out of ten U.S. college-aged adults are likely to consider an entirely remote job One out of four never expect to hold a traditional 9-to-5 office job, and 85% see themselves holding a side gig Nine out of ten express anxiety about entering the workforce A survey released today by Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, shows that U.S. college-aged adults embrace remote work in their career transition plans. The College to Career Survey examined 1,000 college-aged respondents’ attitudes on remote work and their work-life balance expectations as they prepare to transition into the workforce. “The next generation wants to work remotely, balance their ‘personal’ and ‘work’ lives, and prioritize flexibility and mental well-being. Companies should take notice: The old way of doing business is over,” said Sarah Fern, chief people officer at Velocity Global. “Put simply, students want the flexibility to work with anyone, anywhere, anytime, and they expect employers to meet them where they are.” Key findings on remote work: 69% of respondents are somewhat or extremely likely to consider a job that is entirely remote 80% of students would consider taking less money for their job if it allowed a remote option The majority (57%) say being remote increases their productivity Nine out of ten respondents report work-life balance as being either the most important factor (53%) or a somewhat important factor (37%) in selecting a career Fewer than 1 in 5 (18%) say they prefer to work from an office five days per week Fewer than half (44%) of respondents plan to have a traditional (Monday-Friday, 9-to-5) in-person job, and 1 out of 4 (23%) never expect to hold a traditional office job Impacts on emotional well-being: The survey also found a large impact on the emotional well-being of respondents as a result of the move to remote work and learning over the last several years. 56% of respondents acknowledged remote work/study negatively impacted their mental health “a lot” (14%) or “somewhat” (42%) 86% reported a high level of stress or anxiety about entering the workforce, including 35% who indicated they are “very” anxious about entering the workforce, and an additional 51% said they are “somewhat” anxious about doing so Participation in the gig economy: An overwhelming majority of students intend to supplement their primary job with a side gig. 85% of respondents said they either definitely (27%) or possibly (58%) expect to have a side gig in addition to their primary job “That number is staggering, and the C-suite needs to harness the possibilities of tomorrow’s workforce who have varied interests, skills, and allegiances,” said Fern. “Talent is telling us how they will succeed, and it includes full-time, part-time, contract, and freelance work - and sometimes a combination of these. It is entirely possible for you to get the best from your talent while they also pursue other interests. It works for both of you.” International results: The survey also gathered input from 500 students and recent graduates in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and 500 in Brazil, with very similar results. 72% in the U.K. said they would consider an entirely remote position, and a staggering 85% in Brazil say the same 84% of respondents in the U.K. and 82% in Brazil said they would be willing to consider a position that paid less money if it offered the flexibility to work from anywhere “These trends with college students and recent graduates in the U.S. are mirrored in other parts of the world, highlighting the accessibility of a global workforce. In the U.K. and Brazil — where Velocity Global clients increasingly seek supported talent — work flexibility is seen as one of the most compelling factors considered when entering the job market,” said Fern. Methodology: This survey was conducted on behalf of Velocity Global by Rep Data. All selected samples were subjected to stringent quality control standards, including technological controls such as automatic geographical IP detection, tracking and deduplication, open-end pre-screening, and re-captchas. Rep Data sourced multiple suppliers to ensure a representative sample, each supplier possessing its own unique recruitment model and incentive structure, which increased sample source diversity and quality. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform TM simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. The platform offers a full suite of talent solutions, including global Employer of Record and Contractor Management, to help companies onboard, manage, and pay talent in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build international teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a "Leader" in Global Employer of Record Services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information, visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global Chris McGrath +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

June 09, 2022 07:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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SBK™22 is here! The historical franchise returns with a next-generation two-wheels lifelike gameplay experience

Milestone

Milestone and Dorna WSBK Organization S.r.l are proud to announce SBK™22, a brand new chapter of one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in the racing game landscape. Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam SBK™22 is set to launch on September 15, 2022. SBK™22 brings back the authentic world of the SBK Championship, 10 years after the last historical release of SBK Generations, tenth game of the glorious series developed by Milestone and started in the 1999 with Superbike World Championship. The game recreates the experience of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship thanks to the charm of his simulative gameplay and lifelike environments, riders and bikes, finally making the dream of the community and sports fan a reality. SBK™22 features the Official 2022 WorldSBK Championship, an immersive and fascinating Career Mode and the real SBK weekend with practices, Superpoles and Races. The Official 2022 Official WorldSBK Championship is the perfect replica of what happens in the real-life, featuring the event calendar, official roster and Team’s Pit Environments with absolutely photorealistic effects and animated character models. Players will test their skills racing in the boots of the best riders, stepping in all the competitive SBK Official tracks meaning unpredictable and adrenaline challenges. SBK™22 aims to recreate a truly and peculiar SBK experience, thanks to its advanced physics developed with the help of real riders, aiming to reach an extreme level of simulation in terms of bike and pilot behavior. The immersive Career Mode offers many ways to work around riders and bike performances, from managing a staff building an Advanced Setup in which players have full control of bike’s settings evolving the Development Trees. Staff management means hire different professionals, from Personal Manager through Chief Engineer, without forgetting the fundamental Data Analyst. The Development Tree is structured in different areas, each one requiring a specific amount of research points to be unlocked. Those points are gained passively by the Engineers or actively by players, performing specific tasks in the race weekend. SBK™22 also boasts enhanced realistic features, tires and development tires selecting a wide range of Pirelli tires for dry and wet tracks, and fuel management to balance bike’s weight. A.N.N.A System, the revolutionary AI system based on neural networks and machine learning, guarantee a tailored gameplay experience, smartly controlling the opponents depending on their actual personalities and training them gathering data and experience. At the top level, riding behaviors are considered such as human-level of skills. The various number of editors allow players to customize several aspects of their unique experience. Sticker Editor, Helmet Editor and Number and Butt Patch are those dedicated to the riders and bikes, Fiction Team instead is fully focused on creating a completely fictional team with customizable livery and style. SBK™22 is even made for epic multiplayer races up to 12 players that can create online lobbies where competitions reach another level. The Multiplayer flow is customizable by choosing if add or not the typical Tissot-Superpole session from SBK before the race, for a fully online experience, with of course the possibility to customize each race with settings and rules. SBK™22 will be released on September 15, 2022 on to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam. About Milestone Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world. The 200+ people team is responsible for hit series like MotoGP™, MXGP and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, the acclaimed Hot Wheels™ Unleashed, as well as own IPs RIDE and Gravel. For more information please visit www.milestone.it About Koch Media Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 19 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. www.kochmedia.com Contact Details Milestone Yuri Polverino +39 02 6707 5666 yuri.polverino@milestone.it Company Website https://milestone.it/

June 09, 2022 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Get Ready for Camping Season!

YourUpdateTV

It’s officially camping season. For many camping enthusiasts now is the right time to learn more about their favorite outdoor activity and resources available to them. Recently, Chief Marketing Officer at Campspot, Erin Stender, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about new camping trends and the launch of the Campspot Outdoor Almanac. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/WdJrAcnUDiQ While the outdoors industry tends to talk about camping as a trip, a travel choice, an adventure, our recent survey data found that 90% of campers believe that camping has given them the opportunity to create lasting memories for themselves and their families. Camping isn’t just a trip. Camping is a lifestyle — and a powerful one that people use as a lifeline to escape their busy and chaotic lives. · 96% of campers say camping improves their mental health · 83% of campers see camping as a lifestyle that allows them to explore different places throughout the year · 33% of campers have a goal of becoming a full-time camper · Relaxation is the number one most common reason for going camping Brought to you by Campspot + Pinterest, The Campspot Outdoor Almanac is the outdoor enthusiast’s guide to key information, dates, and trends about their favorite outdoor activities—camping included. From fishing to national parks to seasonal recipes the Campspot Outdoor Almanac has eight sections that feature key dates and events, trends, expert advice, and destination spotlights to inspire your adventures this summer and fall. The Campspot Outdoor Almanac is a free biannual digital and print publication. To sign up to have our next issue delivered straight to your door, visit: http://www.campspot.com/about/outdoor-almanac About Erin Stender: As Chief Marketing Officer at Campspot, Erin Stender leads the company’s marketplace programs as Campspot continues its mission to help more people get outdoors and make camping memories. She focuses on bridging the software and consumer platform marketing programs while further expanding its advertising reach, brand awareness, and growth efforts. Stender has nearly two decades of SaaS and e-commerce marketing experience, with a track record of building brands, growing high performance teams, and designing impactful go-to-market, integrated marketing programs. She most recently held the role of Vice President of Marketing at Neon One, a nonprofit software company, where she led marketing and corporate brand strategy and spearheaded a comprehensive visual rebrand and a product unification effort. Prior to Neon One, Erin held senior roles at industry-leading B2B and B2C organizations including Bodybuilding.com, Classy.org, Evernote and Active Network. Her experience across both start-up and mature corporate environments, including an IPO, has centered on scaling demand, building content-driven growth engines, and building customer-centric experiences. About Campspot: Campspot is a leading online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options and more, providing access to more than 140,000 campsites across the United States and Canada. Campspot’s real-time, cloud-based campground management solution enables a best-in-class reservation system (site inventory and ancillary add-ons) by giving its customers a POS system and the necessary management tools (utility billing, housekeeping tracking, etc.) to provide the best possible user experience. Campspot provides an intuitive easy-to-navigate guest booking experience that returns relevant and easy-to-modify searches, making planning a vacation seamless. For more information, please visit www.campspot.com. Follow Campspot on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Download the Campspot Mobile App on Apple IOS HERE and Android HERE. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 08, 2022 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Oakland Pharmacy Inc. Partners With Comcast Business to Improve Network Management, Security and Speeds

Comcast California

Comcast Business today announced that it is providing Oakland Pharmacy Inc. – a business of community pharmacies and clinic pharmacies in Oakland, California region – with SD-WAN on the ActiveCore SM SDN Platform, Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI) connections for its sites as well as Business VoiceEdge® services and a 4G LTE backup connection. The combination of solutions is helping the local healthcare business improve operating procedures for its employees from the pharmacy counter to the IT desk – ultimately helping to provide elevated services for its customers. For more than 35 years, Oakland Pharmacy Inc. has served residents in Alameda County, working diligently to improve the healthcare opportunities within its communities, in particular for underserved populations – like the Asian Pacific Islander community, children incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice system, people experiencing homelessness and mental health patients – who need special healthcare assistance. Staff across the company’s seven locations are often bilingual, speaking Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese or Mandarin to better connect with the different cultural backgrounds that the locations serve. As medical records continue to shift to the cloud, it has become increasingly important for the pharmacy industry to have fast, reliable and secure network connections capable of quickly pulling and sending patient information. “I am very happy with the quality of service we’ve received,” said Timothy Tam, IT specialist for Oakland Pharmacy Inc. “Now our employees can more rapidly adjudicate claims, e-fax and process new prescriptions without worrying about slow network speeds.” In addition to the fast and reliable EDI connections, SD-WAN on the ActiveCore SM SDN Platform helps to configure the business’ network, as well as proactively monitor for, and troubleshoot, connectivity issues across Oakland Pharmacy Inc.’s various locations. Meanwhile, the company’s 4G LTE backup connection is helping to build network redundancy while its Business VoiceEdge® solution is providing great call quality plus a web portal to help manage calls and voicemails. “Our local pharmacies are truly the bastions of our communities. They keep us healthy, whether it’s providing vaccines, medications or other consultation on healthcare best practices,” said Kristeen Cominiello, vice president of Comcast Business in California. “Comcast Business recognizes that connectivity is the key to ensuring that these services continue to reach community members in need, and is proud to offer its support to Oakland Pharmacy Inc.” About Comcast Business Comcast Business offers a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Adriana Arvizo +1 925-200-1919 Adriana_Arvizo@comcast.com

June 08, 2022 09:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Play Globally and Sharp Proudly Announce Strategic Partnership

Play Globally

Play Globally, Inc., a worldwide provider of free-to-play gaming innovations, today announced their new partnership with the Sharp App, creator of the Sharp Academy and numerous sports betting and fantasy sports educational programs designed to help fans make informed decisions in the sports betting space. The agreement leverages the Sharp App’s extensive affiliate program which includes betting giants BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings and Caesars Entertainment, in conjunction with Play Globally’s upcoming LuckyFans app which utilizes contextual fan engagement and AI technology in a game relying on live sports action to determine the outcome of a fast-paced poker game. The partnership merges two high value assets in the sports betting space to provide fans a new ability to learn the nuances of sports betting while simultaneously earning opportunities to win real money sweepstakes prizes in contests that are free-to-play. “This agreement is exciting for Play Globally, the Sharp App, our brand partners and most importantly, our players, as we connect and align all the parties for a valuable user experience that also gives our players the ability to win big prizes,” says Stephen Dunham, Play Globally’s President/CEO. “Now Play Globally’s prize distribution can reach more fans of sports and gaming, particularly those who enjoy all the other educational benefits of the Sharp App ecosystem.” "At the Sharp App we love partnering with innovators in the space and what better way to engage and educate new bettors than a free-to-play game like Play Globally’s upcoming LuckyFans," says Jason Mezrahi Co-Founder and COO of Sharp Ev Inc. As Play Globally generates new users we can now direct them to the Sharp App, engage them within our community and bring our entire suite of tools and content to their fingertips." About Play Globally, Inc. Play Globally, Inc. is a developer of innovative free-to-play games that utilize live, real-time in-play sports and racing data to determine the results of a live poker game. The company’s LuckyFans product line is scheduled for release in 2022 for a variety of professional sports and racing contests, providing users the opportunity to win real money sweepstakes prizes. LuckyFans is legal in all 50 states and most jurisdictions around the world. For more information, please visit https://playglobally.com. About The Sharp App Founded in 2020, by sports betting and fantasy experts and executives from Win Daily and DFS Army, Sharp is a first-of-its-kind sports betting app. Sharp provides an all-in-one platform experience of multimedia content, tools and solutions developed specifically to educate and empower sports bettors to make smarter decisions and manage their actions. For more information, please visit https://sharp.link. Contact Details Alex shapiro +1 732-770-9395 ashapiro@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.playglobally.com/

June 08, 2022 12:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DataWeave Launches Interactive Dashboard to Track U.S. Grocery Inflation

DataWeave

DataWeave, a global leader in retail data, pricing and AI analytics, today launches its interactive eCommerce Grocery Price Tracker, providing a detailed, nuanced view of price changes and serving as an index of U.S. pricing trends. DataWeave examines pricing and availability by category and retailer in light of inflation and market-driven economic changes. Analyzing over 117,000 SKUs, the Tracker showcases how grocery brands and retailers are adjusting their pricing in an inflationary environment as they work to stay engaged with an increasingly price-sensitive consumer. DataWeave’s Grocery Price Tracker, which will be updated monthly, shows month-over-month price changes starting June 2021. It also indicates shifts in product availability. “The American consumer has clearly been feeling more than a pinch at the grocery store. This has been driven by a confluence of ongoing global supply chain constraints, regional conflicts and climate change. All this has added up to pricing pressures and availability issues,” said Karthik Bettadapura, CEO of DataWeave. “Our data reveals that the sharp price increases we saw in December 2021 across grocery retailers and delivery intermediaries, have continued to rise ever since. With our complimentary tracker, our aim is to enable retailers and analysts alike to spot inflection points for these trends as they evolve.” Each month, the Grocery Price Tracker will highlight the retailer that offers products with a maximum price decrease across a certain category, and one imposing the maximum price increase across a particular category. It also shows average month-over-month price changes across all products tracked within each category and retailer analyzed. “With inflation at a 40-year high and dynamic pricing changing the competitive landscape daily, we continue to hear that affordability is top-of-mind for consumers, while availability in certain categories, such as baby formula, has escalated to an urgent national issue,” said Krishnan Thyagarajan, President and COO of DataWeave. We hope our ongoing Grocery Price Tracker and inflation indices we are developing for other categories will provide the fastest visibility to the latest trends and greater insight for retailers and brands.” Report Methodology To come to its findings, DataWeave analyzed 117,381 SKUs, tracking price variations and stock availability across 16 grocery retailers and delivery intermediaries, dating from June 2021 to the present, interactively noting price variations and stock availability by retailer. # # # DataWeave is a leading provider of advanced sales optimization solutions for e-commerce businesses, consumer brands and marketplaces. The AI-driven proprietary technology and language-agnostic platform aggregates consumable and actionable Competitive Intelligence across 500+ billion data points globally, in 25+ languages, with insights to drive performance for more than 400,000 brands across 1,500+ websites tracked across 20+ verticals and ensure online performance is always optimized. Learn more about the power of big data and global level analytics in understanding the rapidly changing retail industry at DataWeave.com. Contact Details MKPR Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://dataweave.com

June 08, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Brooklyn Magazine Festival Adds Tkay Maidza and Guerrilla Toss to its Music Fest Lineup

Brooklyn Magazine

The Brooklyn Magazine Festival (BKMF), the inaugural culture and arts festival taking place Wednesday, June 15, through Saturday, June 18, across some of Brooklyn’s best venues, is excited to welcome Zimbabwean-Australian musician Tkay Maidza and local art rockers and DFA label members Guerrilla Toss to its already star-studded lineup. They will be joining other previously announced acts, including Car Seat Headrest, hip hop legend DJ Premier, and the varied sounds of acts such as Empress Of, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Sudan Archives in Prospect Park June 17 and 18. Tickets start at $55 for a general single-day admission and go up to $180 for a two-day VIP admission. Locate venue and ticket information here. There are three ways that people can experience all that the BKMF has to offer. In addition to the live music festival in Prospect Park, BKMF is also excited to welcome acts to its four nights of club shows across Brooklyn starting Wednesday, June 15. To round out its club show lineup, BKMF is thrilled to share that Starchild & The New Romantics will be joining previously announced acts, including Jessy Lanza at Brooklyn Made, as well as an official after party curated by Boston Chery featuring Lion Babe’s Astro Raw, and local powerhouse producer iMarkkeyz. Further rounding out the club lineup, Crown Heights neighbors Wild Birds and Friends & Lovers bring together eclectic lineups in the borough, including a special live band edition of Friends & Lovers Fried Dynamite party, featuring grammy award winner J. Hoard, Zuzuka Poderosa and Sugar Sugar, with a free DJ party to follow. Wild Birds brings us the sounds of Miles Tucker and The Many Blessings Ft. Jonathan Scales, Lucky Chops Brass Band, and Monokike on separate nights throughout the festival. Advanced tickets to all of the club shows can be purchased at the BKMF site. Day-of tickets can also be purchased online or at the door at each respective club venue. Before any musical acts take the stage on Friday, June 17 BKMF will be hosting “ Brooklyn Magazine: Off the page and on the stage,” two evenings of intimate conversations at Dumbo Loft with the cultural, creative and political leaders of the borough. Talks are set to kick-off on Wednesday, June 15 and continue on Thursday, June 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Tickets are free but guests must RSVP to attend. Reserve free tickets here. Across these two days, ticket-holders will be invited to enjoy a series of short panel discussions that will explore emerging local trends with global impact in lifestyle, business, and the arts. Featured guests include comedians Wyatt Cenac and Donwill, the cast of Showtime’s hit show “ Flatbush Misdemeanors,” City Councilors Justin Brannan and Chi Ossé, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures founder Charlie O’Donnell, Humble Bloom CEO Solonje Burnett, leaders in the Brooklyn arts and culture scene from BAM, BRIC, Brooklyn Museum, House of Yes, Kings Theater and more. Guests are invited to stick around after the talks for libations, a live mural painting by artists Sean Qualls and Jonathan Blum, as well as a virtual reality experience courtesy of the Museum of Future Experiences. “Every day at Brooklyn Magazine, we work hard to bring to life the culture, community, and ideas intrinsic to the people of Brooklyn,” says President and editor-in-chief, Brian Braiker. “With the Brooklyn Magazine Festival, we’re excited to build a dynamic experience that people can enjoy in their own ways. From the larger concerts in Prospect Park to the more intimate fireside chats and club performances across the borough, we’re engaging in a deep and meaningful (and fun!) dialog with the communities that make up the borough—with people, artists and ideas that will be both familiar and new to our audiences.” For the full lineup for the music festival, club shows, and fireside chats, along with the relevant ticket information for each event happening Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18, please visit: https://www.bkmag.com/bkmf/. Day-of tickets can also be purchased for both the club shows and the festival online or in-person at the door of each respective venue. Brooklyn Magazine Brooklyn Magazine explores New York’s most populous borough through the lens of culture, community, commerce, arts and leisure. Visit bkmag.com to read the latest news and follow Brooklyn Magazine on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for up-to-the minute updates and more. Contact Details Brooklyn Magazine Trisha Larocchia +1 516-225-5932 tlarocchia@n6a.com Company Website https://www.bkmag.com/bkmf/

June 07, 2022 11:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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